Oceanside, NY, June 08, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital's 35th Annual Golf Outing held Monday, May 20, raised nearly $600,000 with an estimated net of $400,000, a new record for the annual outing, surpassing last year's record by 25 percent. All proceeds raised benefit the hospital's Emergency Department's Expansion Campaign.
South Nassau's supporters from local business, civic and community groups flocked to the popular outing, which is the largest and most successful hospital golf outing on Long Island. Three premiere courses were sold out with nearly 500 golfers and guests attending the day and evening events.
Atlantic Beach resident and real estate management executive Anthony Ponte and South Nassau's long-time facility management vice president Bill Ulrich were co-honorees of the outing, which was held at three of Long Island's most prestigious and challenging venues: The Seawane Club, Hewlett Harbor; Rockway Hunting Club, Lawrence; and Rockville Links Club, Rockville Centre. The event grossed nearly $600,000 with all net proceeds benefiting expansion of the hospital's Trauma-designated Emergency Department in Oceanside, which serves nearly 70,000 patients a year across the southern tier of Nassau County.
"We are very grateful to the community for supporting the much-needed expansion of our Emergency Department," said South Nassau President & CEO, Richard J. Murphy. "Our Golf Committee, the co-chairs, our honorees and the Development team all did a fantastic job."
Reconstruction of the Emergency Department is already underway and groundbreaking for a new Southwest wing of the hospital is expected to take place next year, allowing for the doubling of the size of the ER at the Oceanside campus. The new ER will feature dedicated areas for behavioral health and pediatric emergencies.
Mr. Ponte and Mr. Ulrich were honored at an evening barbeque at The Seawane Club after the golf outing. The reception was attended by a number of local leaders, including Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, Rockville Centre Mayor Eugene Murray, Malverne Mayor Keith Corbett, Island Park Mayor Mike McGinty and former U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato.